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Exploring the great outdoors in Webster City

May 4, 2017 - Tiffany Larson
The Earth without parks would be like life without sunshine. That is what I thought to myself, as I enjoyed my chicken and spinach salad from The Lunchbox. A few weeks ago, on a gorgeous April afternoon, I opted to switch things up a bit. The sun was out and the weather was perfect for eating lunch outside. I cruised on over to West Twin Park and set myself up a little picnic during my lunch break. I looked around and realized that I was not alone. Parents and other caregivers were playing with children on the playground equipment. There were other like-minded individuals grabbing their own lunches and setting up their own picnics on the tables around me. Seneca Street was lined up with vehicles parked with their windows rolled down, enjoying their own meals. It made me realize just how lucky we are to have so many parks in our community to enjoy these upcoming Spring and Summer days.

Whether a place to eat, a place to play with the kiddos, a place to play with puppies, or a place to socialize with friends and family, Webster City and the surrounding area has options. The fields at Nokomis Park will be filled with slow-pitch games. The Mighty Boone will start to fill-up with canoers and tubers. Briggs Woods Park will fill up with campers. Both Briggs Woods Golf Course and The Links will have leagues in play. More will take advantage of the Brewer Creek trail, whether biking, running, or walking. Individuals will be taking turns at the Frisbee golf course located at Brewer Creek Park. School will be out of session, and the playgrounds will be filled with children and families soaking in the rays and having some fun in the sun. Last Summer, neighbors in my neck of the woods came together to enjoy an afternoon at Kendall Young Park. I hope to see a repeat of fellowship in the upcoming months. I encourage you to reach out to your neighbors and do the same.

Wilson Brewer Historic Park and Museums will be continue to enrich education and host entertainment events of all sizes. Their efforts to renovate and update the park and buildings will be a benefit to all citizens. A kudos to the Webster City Lion’s Club is also in order. Their due diligence in fundraising is helping to bring a revitalized park to our community. The service club has been working since the beginning of 2016 to update Lions Stafford Park, located on the west side of Webster City near the High School. The proposed project has been designed so that children of all ages and abilities can utilize it, and will be completed through three phases. Those interested in assisting with their efforts can make donations, or help raise funds through a Trivia Event being hosted by the Webster City Rotary Club on May 12.

As you plan your Spring and Summer activities, keep in mind all there is to see and do in the great outdoors, right here in our Webster City Area. The variety of parks come with amenities for your adventures with family and fiends. This tidbit only highlighted a few. You can learn more about each park by checking out the 2017 Summer Activities Guide, or visiting the Recreation and Public Grounds homepage on the city’s website at


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